The beloved game show host hinted that he may be ready to exit the long-running show, which debuted in 1975. While Pat told Entertainment Tonight that Wheel of Fortune “will not die,” he teased that he “may go before the show.”
Pat, who has hosted Wheel of Fortune for over 40 years, indicated that he does see a departure in his future. “Years go by fast,” he continued. “We’re getting near the end. It’s been a long [time]. We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years. The end is near.”
How near? Only time will tell.
He added, “It’s an honor to have been in people’s living rooms for that long. People were out there welcoming us. We’re happy and proud.”
It’s hard to imagine Wheel of Fortune without Pat, who has become a longstanding staple of the series. And it’s clear that he takes his job seriously.